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ICMAT Laboratory "Nigel Hitchin" : Events






SL(8,R)-Higgs bundles.

          Dates: 16 December, 2015         
          Lecturer: Nigel Hitchin (University of Oxford)


When Nahm met Tanaka: a novel approach to the classification of supergravity backgrounds.

          Dates: 14 December, 2015         
          Lecturer: José Figueroa-O'Farrill (University of Edinburgh)


On K\”ahler Einstein metrics with positive scalar curvature.
On the twisted constant scalar curvature K\”ahler metric (cscK metrics) problem.

          Dates: 19-23 October, 2015         
          Lecturer: Xiuxiong Chen (SUNY, Stoybrook)


Branes on the moduli space of instanton bundles over P^2

          Lecturer: Emilio Franco (U Campinas)


SL(8,R)-Higgs bundles to folded hyperKähler manifolds

          Dates: 16 February, 2015         
          Lecturer: Olivier Biquard (ENS, Paris)


Introductory course "Generalized geometry from scratch" - ICMAT Lab Nigel Hitchin

          Dates: 29, 30 October and 4 November, 2014
          Time: starting 11h.
          Place: Aula Gris 1, ICMAT, Madrid (Spain)
          Lecturer: Mario García Fernández         


This course intends to provide an introduction to generalized geometry. It will cover: basics on Courant algebroids, reduction, generalized complex geometry, spinors, generalized Riemannian geometry, ...

We will also discuss recent applications of this theory to supergravity.


Workshop "New trends in Generalized Geometry and Poisson Geometry" - ICMAT Lab Nigel Hitchin

          Dates: November 12-15, 2014
          Place: Aula Naranja, ICMAT, Madrid (Spain)



School on the Geometry and Physics of Moduli Spaces
Miraflores de la Sierra (Madrid), Spain, May 19-23, 2014

Lecture courses:

  • Sergei Gukov (Caltech): From Higgs bundles to knots and 3-manifolds
  • Nigel Hitchin (Oxford): Spectral curves
  • François Labourie (Orsay): Cyclic surfaces and Hitchin components
  • Peter Topping (Warwick): The Teichmueller harmonic map flowand minimal immersions. 

Registration deadline: 31st March, 2014



Research Trimester on the Geometry and Physics of Moduli Spaces
ICMAT, 14 April - 11 July, 2014

This programme is devoted to the theory of moduli spaces and their relationship to mathematical physics. The programme will include a school, a workshop, as well as a regular seminar. This trimester will tie in with the Nigel Hitchin Laboratory. The activities at the ICMAT will be continued in the programme on the Geometry, Topology and Physics of Moduli Spaces of Higgs Bundles (7 Jul - 29 Aug 2014) at the Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Singapore.



Nigel Hitchin LAB DAY:

12th December 2013. ICMAT - Aula Naranja

14:00 - 15:00 :             

RON DONAGI - "Moduli of super Riemann surfaces"

15:15 - 16:15 :             

JOCHEN HEINLOTH - "GIT-like stability criteria on algebraic stacks"

16:30 - 17:30 :             

NIGEL HITCHIN - "Higgs bundles and mirror symmetry"


Geometry Seminars

Thursday, 10th October 2013
13:00 :  NIGEL HITCHIN, Mathematicas Institute. Oxford University
           "Complex and Quaternionic Differential Geometry"
            Place: Aula S-118 “Miguel de Guzmán”, Facultad de Ciencias Matemáticas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid


Openning Lecture to Nigel Hitchin Laboratory  

  18th September 2012. Aula Naranja, ICMAT

  NIGEL HITCHIN, University of Oxford
  "Higgs fields in geometry


Wednesday, March 20 2013
  15:00 :  Aula Naranja 

            NIGEL HITCHIN, University of Oxford
           "The hyperholomorphic line bundle"


 16:30 :  Aula Naranja  

            STEVEN BRADLOW, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
           "SO*(2n)-Higgs bundles: an illustrative case study of Higgs bundles for non-compact real forms."


Nigel Hitchin LAB Retreat: Topology of moduli spaces of representations

  11th-15th March 2013. Residencia La Cristalera, Miraflores de la Sierra, Madrid | Practical info

  Organizers: Steve Bradlow, Oscar García Prada, Nigel Hitchin

  Nigel Hitchin LAB